Vanuatu was at the center of a diplomatic row between Taiwan and China after it switched allegiance to Taipei last November. Vanuatu's diplomatic relationship with Taiwan was short-lived however, as the nation restored ties with Beijing just one month later, deposing the leader who had cemented ties with Taiwan.
Following the announcement of the two nations' renewed ties yesterday, President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) received Scotty at the Presidential Office.
Chen told his guest that he had the feeling that Taiwan and Nauru would restore their diplomatic ties before too long.
Additional reporting by Huang Tai-lin